- Eighteen men who thought they were going to meet children for sex in Glynn County instead met law enforcement officers, who arrested the men as part of sting targeting online predators.The five-day child sex undercover operation was dubbed “Operation Riptide."The 18 men arrested are charged with computer or electronic pornography and child exploitation. The investigation was coordinated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit, the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and the Glynn County Police Department.“This type of thing is happening all over the country,” said GBI Special Agent in Charge Debbie Garner.“Our job as task force members is basically to protect our children and to keep these predators from getting access to our kids.”Investigators said they began planning the sting in January and arrested the men over the last week, the latest one on Monday morning. They traveled from areas around Brunswick and from North Florida with the intent to meet a child for sex, police said.
Adult Friend Finder has helped millions of people find traditional partners, swinger groups, threesomes, and a variety of other alternative partners.But a witness said a woman who was neither a trained investigator nor a sworn officer actually chatted with Kibler and then coached Hillman on what to say in the affidavit.Information about the affidavit came to light as the U. Department of Justice investigates Hillman, the FBI special agent who used to be in charge of the local "To Catch a Predator"-style task force.The FBI suspended Hillman after his alleged mistress, Angela Russell, said she chatted online with suspects undercover as part of the investigations. I hope he feels like they were." On Wednesday, Franklin declined to say when that conversation took place.When David Scroggins, a Rossville detective and a member of the task force, applied for a search warrant in Cobb County Superior Court in October 2012, he did not mention Russell. However, in a recorded conversation with Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney Herbert "Buzz" Franklin, Russell said she chatted with a target from the Atlanta area who admitted to molesting two girls. He said he could not comment because that information is part of the federal investigation into Hillman's actions.